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How to Reach Japan by Subway America's Fascination with Japanese Culture, 1945–1965

Title
How to Reach Japan by Subway [electronic resource] : America's Fascination with Japanese Culture, 1945–1965 / Meghan Warner Mettler.
ISBN
1496206886
9781496206886
9780803299634
Published
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2018. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)
Physical Description
1 online resource.
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Summary
"A study of the shibui phenomenon, in which American middle-class consumers embraced Japanese culture as familiar, yet exotic, in the two decades following the end of World War II"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Project MUSE - 2018 Complete.
Project MUSE - 2018 Asian and Pacific Studies.
Project MUSE - 2018 Global Cultural Studies.
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 14, 2018
Series
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE.
Studies in Pacific worlds
Bibliography
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Contents
Introduction
Humble leaders of the free world: historical context of the shibui aesthetic
Samurai at the sure seaters : 1950s "highbrow" Japanese movies in the United States
Friendship through flowers : Americans' appreciation of ikebana and bonsai
How to be American with shibui things : Japanese aesthetics in the American home
Satori in America : intellectuals and artists discover Zen Buddhism
Zen goes "boom" : the popularity of Zen Buddhism, both beat and square
Japan for the rest of us : non-shibui Japanese imports in the postwar era
Conclusion.
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